Ipswich-based Lombard Shipping has come full circle, replacing the first Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units it acquired seven years ago with five new units. The tractors are powered by 450hp straight-6 engines and have PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. “We’re regularly seeing returns of more than 10mpg, which is excellent,” said Lombard MD Simon Fraser. “The Actros is a great all-round package. Our drivers like them and they’re reassuringly reliable, with downtime reduced to an absolute minimum.” Four of the new units […]
A trio of young technicians has graduated from the Mercedes-Benz apprenticeship programme.
The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Safety Team has put on the road a Mercedes-Benz Actros in police livery, which will be used for its Exchanging Places cyclist awareness initiative.
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